Top 10 Famous Asian Celebrities In America Today
Even though it’s home to over half of the world’s population, the biggest stars of Asia still have difficulty making it on to the international scene – in fact, many of them are pretty much unknown to the average Westerner. We continue to identify older, Americanized stars such as Jackie Chan as the top Asian celebrities, because they have been playing to the international stage for years. It would be a mistake to think that Asia was still just producing kung-fu flicks and stereotypical superstars – the new era of Asian celebrities has learned how to build brands and work across multiple mediums. Here are ten of the hottest Asian celebrities right now.
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Born: Hong Kong, China
One of the most prolific Cantonese pop stars, Chan is the prominent male singer in Hong Kong’s music industry. He has made a habit over the last decade of dominating the awards shows, averaging 11 music awards per year from the various major awards shows. In 2013, he released his 42nd album, The Key, and continued to tour successfully. Chan has a background in film and television as well, appearing in dozens of films up through 2011, but has focused on touring in recent years.
Born: Beijing, China
Considered one of the top Chinese film actresses of modern times, Ziyi has managed to turn that into an international career, unlike her compatriots. First getting international recognition, and awards, for her performance in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, she continued a run of successes including Rush Hour 2, Hero, House of Flying Daggers, and Memoirs of a Geisha. All of these films received serious accolades, and Ziyi herself has been nominated for BAFTA and Golden Globe awards. In addition to acting, she has been a mentor on China’s version of The X Factor while being the international endorser for Visa, Maybelline, and currently, Omega Watches.